600 Km (linked with Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens, St Martin de Belleville and Les Menuires)
1,300 M – 3,230 M
Bouchet chairlift 3,230 M
Green 51, Blue 131, Red 107, Black 30
Chambery 2 hrs
Geneva 2.5 hrs
La Tania is one of the best choices for families, beginners and mixed ability groups. One of the quieter villages within the Three Valleys, whilst also being close to the popular resorts of Meribel and Courchevel.
From mid-December to early April.
A good choice of ski schools, including half a dozen British-run options offering private or small group lessons, coupled with quiet, gentle ski slopes, and a central learning location in the village make La Tania a good place to learn to ski or board.
Marketed particularly as a peaceful, family-friend ski destination, there’s a choice of private nanny services, private or group ski schools (from age three up) with a special area reserved for children.
Home to a huge number of ski-in/ski-out chalets, and all good value for luxury, La Tania has quickly become a hot spot for luxury ski chalets – ideal for those wanting a resort with a bit more a quiet feel, whilst still having access to some of the best skiing in the world. Around the car-free centre, tasteful stone and wood chalets have been constructed creating a truly picture-perfect resort.
La Tania links into the Courchevel side of the Three Valleys. In the morning you need to catch just 2 lifts and then you will be right in the heart of Courchevel 1850, or alternatively can head over into the Meribel valley. This seamless connection to the wider Three Valleys ski area is one of the main draws to La Tania, as you will feel like you are a million miles away from the bigger and glitzy resorts. The local skiing in La Tania is varied with some long cruisy blues, as well as some more challenging slopes. And it is perfect for beginners with a gentle green back into the village centre as well as a dedicated area for beginners, with cafes nearby for a hot chocolate break.
La Tania was initially developed in time for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics but has expanded significantly in the past decade. Nowadays La Tania is a small resort which is popular with skiers and snowboarders returning regularly to enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. La Tania is a pretty place, dotted with chocolate box chalets amongst the pine forests which line the pistes entering the main village which is a little more built up with some wooden-clad apartment-style buildings.
Part of the huge Three Valleys, there is no limit to the amount of skiing you can do during your luxury ski holiday to La Tania. With an altitude up to 3,200m and over 2,000 snow cannons, Les Trois Vallees will guarantee superb snow all season. La Tania further benefits with all its slopes being north-facing and will hold its snow until very late in April. The ski area is known for having some of the best snow conditions in the whole of the Alps!
La Tania is served by several exciting runs back into the resort, giving beginners and intermediates a welcome choice: blue through the trees, a wide red and the winding tree-lined green. The blue and green runs have excellent snow coverage along their entire length and wonderful views of the Tarantaise valley below.
At the end of the day the cruising Moretta Blanche red run, and the blue Folyeres piste sweeping gently through the trees are wonderful wide runs that take you back down to La Tania. For beginner and early intermediate skiers, the Plan Fontaine green slope is an ideal alternative from the top of the gondola back down into the resort.
During a heavy snowfall or in flat light, the tree-lined slopes above La Tania provide some of the most enjoyable skiing in the whole of the Trois Vallées, but its position off the beaten track means that the area is always under-used; always a benefit in the busy Three Valleys ski area.
Characteristically wide and well-groomed slopes make La Tania ideal for beginners, with a fun network of cruising slopes – Green and Blue, and even a free lift, the Troika lift, for beginners to practice on as they find their feet on the snow. Parents can watch from the nearby cafes, and beginners can rest their legs with a hot chocolate stop.
There’s a good choice of ski schools in La Tania with Oxygene being one of the stands out operations. They are known for fun & friendly group and private ski or snowboard lessons, for all ages & abilities
The French ski school (ESF) runs a municipal creche for children aged 18 months and up and offers special ski classes for children aged three and older.
The ski lifts here benefit from a special child-safety system installed across the Courchevel Valley that holds children safely in place on the chairlifts.
There is also a selection of private nannies in La Tania who can look after your little ones whilst you are out on the slopes. There are excellent facilities which include indoor climbing, tenpin bowling, ice karting, dog sledging and ice skating.
La Tania may be small but it has some fantastic apres bars that stay open until the early hours, with many featuring live bands.
Ski Lodge has been the heart and soul of the resort of La Tania since 1993. It is known for its lively apres-ski scene with live music and themed nights, as well as live sports on its four large screens.
Chrome Bar is a no-frills bar that serves delicious burgers and great value drinks – a pleasant surprise when you are this close to Courchevel.
Taiga Bar is a bright, modern, cocktail bar, bringing something a little more up-market to La Tania.
Le 1928 – Ideally located at the crossroads of the 3 valleys. If you want a relaxing lunch on the Saulire side of the mountain with a fabulous view, then you have found it. The restaurant is accessible for pedestrians from Courchevel and Tania. From La Tania, take the Tania cable car and then the chairlift Dou des Lanches and slide to the restaurant by the track of the Loze Pass.
Le Bouc Blanc, La Tania – Situated to the right of the piste just past La Tania bubble, this extremely friendly family-run restaurant offers great value food and fabulous views from their huge terrace. This is a really exceptional mountain restaurant, and very reasonable in price. It serves wonderful food and gives a very fast service, even when busy.
Snowfood – Snowfood offers simple food and is a great option for lunch, a quick snack or takeaway pizza. Order at the window and sit outside at their tables. Perfect for kid-friendly food (they have chicken nuggets!) or just something casual.
Le Farçon, La Tania – The food here has gone very upmarket in recent years and with a refurb and extended restaurant area in 2007. There’s a tasting menu for around €60 which goes on and on and on. Worth a splurge and the lunchtime set menu is a good deal for the quality being offered. Celebrating 10 Years of having a Michelin Star in 2016!
Ski Lodge – Although it’s famous for live music après and late-night parties, it’s also one of the most popular restaurants in town. It’s always a bustling, casual atmosphere which is also kid-friendly. The menu has a variety of burger options, pastas as well as meat and fish dishes. Pop in for a plate of chips, or even snag a full English breakfast on weekends.
La Ferme – If you’re after traditional Savoyard food, La Ferme is the place to go. They have fondue, raclette, and tartiflette, so you can get your cheesy fill for the week. They also have a variety of local starter dishes such as terrines, escargot and fois gras. And if you aren’t in the mood for cheese, they have a number of meat dishes as well.
Oxygene (oxygene-ski.com) has clocked up more than 25 years in the business offering tuition for adults and children, private or group; skier, boarder or cross country skier and also has staff trained to teach disabled skiers.
New Generation Ski school (skinewgen.com) was established twenty years ago by four British instructors with an emphasis on fun learning that’s tailored to you. The idea proved popular and they’ve spread across the Alps keeping the same philosophy. Adult and child group and private lessons are available for all abilities from complete beginners to the most experienced.
PDS Ski School (https://pds-academy.co.uk) have been booking lessons for our clients since our conception. Their friendly can-do approach means nothing is too much trouble and they will always fit lessons and children’s ski groups around your needs. All of their instructors hold their BASI ISTD level 4 qualification and French equivalent which helps clients reach their goals.
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